Upmarket Odysseys Unlimited announces 16-day New Zealand Adventure tour

Six small-group departures Sept. 15-Dec. 1 

Award-winning tour operator Odysseys Unlimited has announced a new offering for 2016: New Zealand Adventure.

New Zealand Adventure tours will introduce guests to both of the country's major, breathtaking islands and many of their unique features including fjords, glaciers, farmland, enchanted forests, delectable food and award-winning wines.

Auckland skyline
On the 16-day itinerary, groups of 12 to 24 guests will visit Auckland, the “city of sails;” Maori cultural center and geothermal hotspot Rotorua; Art Deco Napier; capital city Wellington on the North Island; and Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, and Doubtful Sound on the South Island.

In addition to viewing the country’s stunning natural beauty, central to the New Zealand travel experience is the Maori culture and its spirit of manaakitanga, or hospitality. In Rotorua, Odysseys Unlimited guests experience manaakitanga as they feast at a traditional Maori hangi, an earthen oven employed in a centuries-old cooking method used to feed a crowd and bring a community together.

Among the myriad small group experiences is an Auckland Harbour cruise, private wine tastings at two premier vineyards, a sampling of one of the world’s great train journeys with an excursion aboard the TranzAlpine, a guided walk through the Glacial Valley at Franz Josef during a two-night stay, a catamaran cruise on Doubtful Sound and a guided tour of the acclaimed Te Papa national museum.

Rotorua geothermal field
Six-time honoree of Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Tour Operators” award, Odysseys Unlimited offers an unparalleled small group experience.

Prices for New Zealand Adventure start at $5,887 for an air and land package that includes $792 airline taxes and fees. Odysseys Unlimited’s 16-day New Zealand Adventure debuts Sept. 15, with six scheduled departures through Dec. 1, 2016.

Visit http://www.odysseys-unlimited.com for full details, including a day-by-day itinerary for New Zealand Adventure and to learn about Odysseys Unlimited’s 2016 collection of experience-rich small group tours and small ship cruises.

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Photos by Chris McLennan, provided by Tourism New Zealand
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